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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted August 8, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31. The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information…

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Air Force tests new chief master sergeant EPR form

Posted August 8, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force leaders will test the newly developed AF Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report [CMSgt], during the calendar year 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, which convenes at the Pentagon in September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Development of a chief master sergeant evaluation form is…

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823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

Posted August 1, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural mainframe craftsman, replace the structural strap on the tail pylon of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during an accelerated inspection phase, July 25 at Nellis…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

Posted August 1, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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AF implements career intermission pilot program

Posted August 1, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — Up to 40 active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who meet eligibility requirements will be offered between one and three years of partially-paid time out of uniform to focus on personal and professional pursuits under the Career Intermission Pilot Program, or CIPP, Air Force officials announced July 30….

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AF Assistance Fund may not hit 2014 goal

Posted August 1, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

WASHINGTON — In spite of persistent economic difficulties, active-duty and retired Airmen have contributed more than $6 million to the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, during this year’s fund drive. Although the annual AFAF drive has yet to garner this year’s $6.4 million goal, contributions continue to roll in from the 79 assistance fund…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Posted July 25, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…

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Fuels management flight takes on Red Flag 14-3 full force

Posted July 25, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Senior Airman Daniel Millard, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels journeyman, prepares to fuel an aircraft participating in Red Flag 14-3, July 22, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During Red Flag 14-3, Nellis is housing approximately 280 aircraft that are participating in the exercise, which…

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Raptors, Falcons fuel up in desert skies

Posted July 25, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Three U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash., during Red Flag 14-3, July 17, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat training…

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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

Posted July 18, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14. The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating Agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years. “I…

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